The Ksi Lisims LNG export project backed by natives and proposed for Canada’s northern Pacific coast has cleared its second regulatory hurdle by qualifying for a British Columbia (BC) government approval process.

Ksi Lisims LNG

The BC Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO) said last week it would review the plan by the Nisga’a Nation, Rockies LNG LP and Western LNG LLC to produce 12 million metric tons/year from a floating liquefied natural gas facility on Nisga’a territory.

The BC project review, expected to take 18 months or more, follows a decision by the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) in December to award a 40-year export license to Ksi Lisims LNG.

The BCEAO’s decision to move ahead with an environmental assessment (EA) rejected opposition by environmentalists and one of five...